Monday, May 21, 2012


Almost 29 weeks!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hello Third Trimester!!!

Yay! Today marks 28 weeks - the official start of the third trimester!  Things have been going considerably well since I last updated.  

Size of baby: Baby boy weighs about 2.5 pounds and is around 16 inches long.  

Symptoms: Still feeling pretty good.  I have some back pain that comes and goes in the middle of my back, right underneath the left shoulder blade.  I also have a little bit of lower back pain that sends some shooting pains down my butt.  I seem to feel these the most after a long day at work.  I'm also surprised to see that my ankles have started to swell (especially on warm days).  I don't have an ankle bone by the end of the day - hello cankles!

Weight Gain:  +29 lbs (since 11 weeks)  Am I worried about my weight gain? NOT ONE BIT!  I've waited so long to be pregnant, I could care less about the extra pounds.  My mom loves teasing me about my new chubby cheeks. :)

Cravings: Fruit smoothies for breakfast & barbecue chips to complement my sandwich for lunch.  NO cravings whatsoever for dinner. 

Aversions: Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing, Caprese salads, and Lobster Bisque. 

Sleep: Still trying hard to stay sleeping on my sides.  I'm waking up to pee 2-3 times a night.  I'm liking a pillow in between my legs more than my body pillow.  

Maternity Clothes: New favorite maternity shop - Preggers Maternity in Chicago.  I found my shower dress there!  The weather is really starting to warm up here so next thing on the shopping list is SHORTS and SKIRTS. 

What I Miss: This one will not change - ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

What I'm Looking Forward To: The month of JUNE!  Work Shower on June 6th, Birthing Classes that start June 7th, Maternity photos June 18th, and Family/Friends Shower on June 23rd.  

Special Pregnancy Moments: I passed my glucose test!  I love how my little girls at school talk to the baby.  He gets MANY hugs every day - so cute! 

Bump Update: This isn't your traditional bump pic, but all I have for 28 weeks.  This was taken Mother's Day of me relaxing at the pool after my spa treatment.  :)